Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (4/9) vs Newcastle (13/2)
We are backing Leicester half-time/full-time at odds of 5/4
When: Friday, 7th May 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Friday night, Leicester will look to move a step closer to sealing a place in next seasons Champions League as they host Newcastle at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes are third in the Premier League table, five points clear of fifth-place West Ham. Their recent form has not been majorly consistent, with two wins from their last five league outings. However, a 1-1 draw with Southampton last time out means that Brendan Rodgers’ team are unbeaten in three Premier League outings, having recorded two wins.
The home team have been highly potent in the league this season, as only the Premier League’s top two Manchester City and Manchester United have scored more goals than the Foxes in the English top-flight.
Leicester’s recent home form has been slightly inconsistent, as they have won four and lost three of their last seven league matches at the King Power Stadium. Their attacking prowess has been illustrated in their recent home games, as they have scored at least two goals in eight of their last ten matches in the English top-flight.
Nigerian international forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been in red hot form on home soil if late, scoring five times in his last four home matches in the Premier League.
Despite being 17th place in the Premier League table, Steve Bruce’s team are nine points clear of the relegation zone. One more victory should be enough to seal their top-flight status for next season.
However, the visitor’s recent form in the English top-flight has not been great, as the Magpies have won just two of their previous 11 league matches in the Premier League. A vulnerable defence is one of the issues that the visitors have had in recent months, as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 matches in the English top-flight.
Their recent away record in the Premier League is not great either, as the visitors have won just once in their last six matches on their travels. Things could be improving on their travels, though, as the team from the north east have picked up four points from their last two away matches in the Premier League.
We really do fancy Leicester in this clash, but the odds offer no value. Instead, we are backing Leicester half-time/full-time, as the Foxes will want to make a fast start to the game. The other bet we recommend is Kelechi Iheanacho to be an anytime goalscorer, as the former Manchester City forward has been in fine form of late for the Foxes.
Verdict: We are backing Leicester half-time/time at odds of 5/4 and/or Kelechi Iheanacho to an anytime goalscorer at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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